Cody Byrn, 20 of Corydon, Indiana, entered the delivery truck in the afternoon of Feb. 6 while the driver was inside the store. Byrn attempted to take off in the truck when he was approached by a customer. Knox City Police officers quickly arrived on the scene and found Byrn in possession of stolen items. He was subsequently taken into custody.
Byrn pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to charges of attempted auto theft and theft as Class D felonies.
Per the terms of the plea agreement that Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall accepted, Byrn was sentenced to 24 months on each charge with 12 months suspended on both charges. Both sentences were ordered to run concurrently, or at the same time. He was not accepted to serve his sentence with Starke County Community Corrections so he will serve his time in the DOC. He will also serve 12 months on probation.